Win. Your. League.

Receive 3 Free Downloads More Details

TE Coby Fleener - New Orleans Saints

6-6, 247Born: 9-20-1988College: StanfordDrafted: Round 2

Main      Career stats      Game Logs      Game Recaps      Split Stats      Play-by-play      Latest News

Photo: Derick E. Hingle, US Presswire

Traditional view      FanDuel view      DraftKings view     

Preseason player page

Week 3: at Carolina Panthers

All TE vs CAR

FBG says: Neutral matchup. We all know that Drew Brees isn't quite the same mega-productive passer on the road, but not everyone is aware just how stark the difference has been of late. Dating back to 2015, he's averaged 1.58 fewer yards per attempt and posted a 38% drop in touchdown rate away from the Superdome. All told, he's averaged 31% fewer fantasy points on the road over that span. Through two weeks of the 2017 season, he's struggled noticeably - once at home - and definitely misses Willie Snead, who will return from suspension in Week 4. Ted Ginn simply isn't an across-the-field receiver; he's a one-speed guy with iffy hands, and he's of little help to Brees on short and intermediate routes. What's worse is that he has yet to shake loose for a deep ball thus far, despite facing two burnable cornerback groups. Defenses have effectively swarmed WR1 Michael Thomas, who's caught just 10 of his 18 targets and registered just one high-impact catch pre-garbage time. He has a better outlook against the Panthers' shaky cornerbacks but is definitely struggling with all of the defensive attention. Also missing both starting offensive tackles, Brees and the Saints passing game may be at least a week from putting it all together. The Panthers have yet to be tested by a NFL-caliber passing game in 2017. They've "shut down" the anemic units of San Francisco (193 yards) and Buffalo (125), but neither prepares them for Drew Brees and his cast. It's nice that they've been rushing the passer well, registering seven sacks thus far, and that they've yet to allow a completion of more than 22 yards. But the numbers have been inflated (or rather, deflated) by the toothless competition, and it's worth noting that cornerback James Bradberry has been burned for two long would-be touchdowns that were both dropped. The ageless Julius Peppers still brings strong pressure off the edge, as do fellow rushers Wes Horton and Mario Addison. But it's hard to draw a bead on their performance thus far - and the peripherals they've put on paper don't bode particularly well as Brees comes to town.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
1 at MIN 32 5 54 1 0 11.4
2 vs NE 32 3 33 1 0 9.3
3 at CAR PROJ-Dodds * 4 * * * *
3 at CAR PROJ-Tremblay * 3 * * * *
3 at CAR PROJ-Bloom * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 2 vs NE (4 / 3 / 33 / 1 rec)

Today's game script seemed almost identical to last week against the Vikings. Fleener was quiet for the majority of the game but was able to find some holes up the seam late in the game to help the Saints move the ball. Fleener's extra effort touchdown came when Brees put the ball a full yard short of the goal line and the big tight end reached the ball over as he was being tackled. This put the Saints within two scores, but it was too late in the game to mount a comeback. Fleener has been contained for the first few quarters of the first two games but seems to find an extra gear in the fourth quarter. If Fleener can sustain this production over the course of a whole game he will be in for a very big season.

2017 Week 1 vs MIN (6 / 5 / 54 / 1 rec)

Fleener had the most productive night of any Saint in the passing game as he took advantage of the soft coverage by the Vikings. Brees was able to find Fleener up the seam or settled in between the void behind the linebackers and in front of the safeties. Fleener accounted for the lone Saints touchdown in the fourth quarter when he went up to take a ball away from corner Trae Waynes in the end zone. Fleener is expected to play a big role in the red zone as was a safety valve for Drew Brees all night.

More

Latest News

Saints | Coby Fleener gets into end zone (Sun Sep 17, 10:02 PM) - New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener gathered three receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Patriots.

link to story   

Saints | Coby Fleener logs five catches, touchdown (Mon Sep 11, 11:36 PM) - New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener recorded five catches for 54 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 1 game Monday, Sept. 11, versus the Minnesota Vikings. His six targets tied for second-most on the team.

New Orleans Saints Team Links

Depth Chart      Season Stats      Targets      Red Zone      Game Logs

Footballguys Articles

25 Things We Learned in 2016
  Sigmund Bloom - February 17
Top 100 Dynasty TE Pre-Free Agency
  Sigmund Bloom - March 24
Free Agency Roundtable: Butterfly Effects
  Phil Alexander - March 29
Opportunity Knocks: 2017 Passing Game Edition
  Chad Parsons - April 10
Early MFL10 Strategy: Tight End and Defense
  Sigmund Bloom - April 10
The Gut Check No. 397: WRs In Fantasy-Rich Offenses
  Matt Waldman - May 31
2017 Pre-Season Tight End Tier Rankings
  Ari Ingel - June 9
Value Plays: Tight Ends
  FBG Staff - June 13
Footballguys Staff Superflex Review: Rounds 5-8
  Justin Howe - June 14
DraftKings GPP Domination: Week 2
  Phil Alexander - September 15

Articles from around the web

Fantasy Football: 20 Players Who Will Move Up Draft Boards
  Mike Tagliere - June 15
FANTASY EQUITY SCORES: THE 'WHY NOT' TIGHT END CANDIDATES
  C.D. Carter - July 14
Fantasy Top 50s 2017
  Patrick Daugherty - August 27
Coby Fleener Is a Late-Round Fantasy Football Steal in 2017
  Joe Redemann - July 7
FANTASY OBSERVATIONS: Preseason Week 2 (Part 3)
  Will Weiler - August 24
Top-200 Fantasy Football Rankings
  Mike Tagliere - August 21
Silva's Non-PPR Top 150
  Evan Silva - August 20
Silva's PPR Tiers & Rankings
  Evan Silva - August 20
Sleepers 3.0
  Jamey Eisenberg - August 18
Love/Hate and everything I've ever wanted
  Matthew Berry - August 16

Schedule

3@ Carolina Panthers
4@ Miami Dolphins
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6vs Detroit Lions
7@ Green Bay Packers
8vs Chicago Bears
9vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10@ Buffalo Bills
11vs Washington Redskins
12@ Los Angeles Rams
13vs Carolina Panthers
14@ Atlanta Falcons
15vs New York Jets
16vs Atlanta Falcons
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers